We started the week with a discussion of an Alexander Wang bag that literally did not work at all, so it’s only fitting that we end the week with one of Wang’s bags the works on almost every level – the Alexander Wang Marion Mini Flap Bag. I got a chance to play with this bag during the same trip to Barneys as the ill-fated Jade clutch, and the results were much more satisfying.
If this bag looks familiar, it’s because Bergdorf’s Twitter girl Cannon featured hers in last week’s What’s in Her Bag post, but this little shoulder bag is cool enough to merit its own, separate review. And this time, I couldn’t find a single problem.
This bag has several of the desirable design features of the Jade clutch, most notably the rose gold hardware and metal-capped corners, but without the accessibility issues created by the other bag’s structure. This bag closes with a hidden slide lock that’s pretty easy to operate once you know what direction you’re supposed to push, and the size is good for a purse that calls itself “mini.” It’s essentials-only, but not so much that you’ll have to make sure that you only take the credit cards and keys that you really, really need that day. Buy through ShopBop for $650.